After walking to meet a client in the neighborhood last Friday, I stopped by the pickup point for our Community Supported Agriculture farm shares on the way home. Vegetables in hand I arrived at home and then turned around to walk to a neighbor’s house for happy hour.
My pedestrian-friendly neighborhood dream at the Mueller Development has come true. To celebrate, here’s a picture of the vegetables that we get from Hands of the Earth Farm, and some links to more information about being a locavore.
I am not exclusively a locavore myself, but I do enjoy some locally grown vegetables from the Boggy Creek area.
For a neighborhood of 350 homes, the Mueller redevelopment showed it’s green by quickly snapping up 30 half-shares of the farms’ produce.
We’ve had spinach, radishes, carrots, garlic, onions, lettuce, fennel, dill, greens, beets and more so far, and the season has just begun.
- Texas Locavore – getting a good taste from locally grown produce.
- Greenling – get local organic food delivered to your door.
- Hands of the Earth – sold out this planting season, but get on the waiting list
- 10 reasons to buy local foods if you want some background in genetic diversity, fresher food and less energy consumption
- Community Supported Agriculture – CSAs in Central Texas (scroll to bottom of article)
Get in touch if you have a good recipe for collard greens, or you want to move to a green community or home in Austin!
Garreth Wilcock is an Austin EcoBroker® with Keller Williams Realty.